Bud, Not Buddy

by Christopher Paul Curtis Year Published: 1999 Historical Fiction

Ten year old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father-the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids.  Once he decides to hit the road and find this mystery man, nothing can stop him.